I think the main motto here is "If it can be cut, cut it!" And I'm not even talking about people - which we know is happening all the time - but literally everything else.
Let's start with benefits. What has been hit lately? Holidays, 401k match, health care coverage...and that's just the start.
Then there's zero investments in employee education. If we need to learn a new skill, we have to do it on our own time and on our own dime.
But okay, you say, if they don't invest in education at least they hire people who already know everything that's required? And that's a big no. The goal is to hire the cheapest people, not the most qualified ones. Which creates more issues for everybody involved.
But hey money saved, right?